We live in a world of the Internet. The majority of us use computers, laptops, mobiles, tablets, and other such devices to search for data, work with data, and store such data on our devices. It is clear how important it is then to keep our data secure and safe at all times. Backups are a necessity in the data processing world. Most of us think of backups as merely copying or archiving content from our laptop or computer's local disk to an external device like USB flash, external hard drive, CD, etc. When we perform such backup, we are only going halfway. An ideal backup should mean that the data is stored in at least two different locations at all times. This ensures that we have a plan B in case the original backup gets damaged due to data corruption or hard drive failure.
WD backup is a user-friendly backup application that is quick and convenient. It protects your files, documents, images, and other such data from data corruption, virus attacks, and other such data loss scenarios. Two backup locations are used in the process - on-premise backups and off-premise backups. Primary storage gets saved to a WD drive. For secondary storage, backups are stored on a cloud. WD backup software can efficiently run a scheduled backup as well as real-time updates of files.
However, there are some common issues that WD backup software faces. These include:
Why AOMEI Backupper?
If you want to invest in a good alternative to WD backup software, AOMEI Backupper is the perfect choice to make. AOMEI Backupper does not have any of the above-mentioned limitations. Not only is it compatible with all the versions of Windows, but it also makes the backup procedure fast and efficient.
It can easily backup large files without putting too much pressure on the CPU and does not slow down your PC. AOMEI Backupper allows for a complete system or disk/clone backup and can back up your operating system and other applications together with files that are being used.
AOMEI Backupper works efficiently on all the versions of Windows including XP, Vista, and Windows 10/8/7. It has a user-friendly interface and can be easily used by a novice to take a backup of their files.
Let's have a look at the procedural steps to learn how you can create a backup using AOMEI Backupper:
Step 1: Download and install AOMEI Backupper on your computer. Now, select "System Backup" under the "Backup" tab.
Step 2: As you select system backup, the system will appear by default in Step 1. For "Step 2" select the destination path. This location can be your local disk, WD, external hard drive, or USB flash wherever you wish to save your backup.
You have the option to choose the "Backup Options" and "Schedule" as per your requirements.
There are five different settings that you can choose. Each setting allows you different features:
You can choose for an automatic backup daily, weekly, or monthly on-time set by you.
Additionally, you have the option to choose the type of backup you wish to create – Full Backup, Incremental Backup, or Differential Backup.
Let us understand the basics about different types of backup before we learn how to create an incremental backup and differential backup using AOMEI Backupper.
Now, let us continue with the step-by-step procedure of taking a differential and incremental backup:
Step 1 and Step 2 remain the same as above. Go to the "Home" tab once you finish with the above steps and have taken a full backup of the system.
Step 3: After selecting the "Home" tab on your screen, you will see the system backup image that you just created after finishing Step 1 and 2. Click on the "Backup' option and choose from the drop-down list whichever backup you wish to create – incremental or differential.
Step 4: You can write some comments if you wish. Then hit "Start Backup".